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How to Survive Family Gatherings at Sham Elneseem

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Sham Elnasim Family Gathering

Don’t be the mood crusher and get ready to celebrate Sham ELneseem. Feseeeeekh and renga are everywhere, fresh cute onionseggs, these are enough reasons to be excited for the holiday. If you’re stuck in town, then there’s a great possibility to end up spending your holiday with family. It can be scary sometimes especially when your in-laws are involved. Yes, it can be hard to adjust to a new family, lots of kids and the noise, but it’s not impossible. Check out our tips for surviving this Sham EL neseem:

Accept others Traditions and Share Your Own

Probably the hardest part about spending holidays with big family is the battle between different traditions. Everyone is used to certain routine and tries to apply it on everyone else.

Take it easy. Just go in with an open mind, try to embrace the new traditions. Why not bring along something that will make you feel at home. If you’re not into Feseekh, you can bring along your renga, or even tuna. Don’t attack others’ tastes on this day. Not only your positivity can be contagious, but also it would make others listen attentively to your suggestions. Thus everyone shall be happy.

Don’t be drawn to wrong conversations 

No politics what so ever! Don’t pick any politics-related topic at Sham Elneseem. Even if somebody else starts the topic, kill it right away. Also be prepared for “those questions” i.e the typical questions asked in family gatherings. “When are you going to have a baby?” “When are you buying a house?” etc. Don’t be surprised and have your answers ready in your head. “God’s well” does wonders, ask me!

Get off your tail and offer help

If the celebration is taking place at somebody else’s place, offer a hand. It shows that you are well raised, plus it can also give you a break from all the noise happening in the living room. And if you are the host, allow others to help if they offer. It would look nicer than locking yourself in the kitchen and help people to come closer.

One for all, and all for one

Plan the day with your partner. Talk to each other about your feelings towards the gathering before you go. Reach a decision together on how long you tend to stay, and what will be your excuse to leave. Agree to defend each other at any situation that may pop up. Remember, it’s only one day a year, please do your best to make it a great experience for you both and the whole family. Give a blind eye to anything that may ruin this sacred Egyptian day.

After all Sham Elneseem is all about celebration, so eat feseekh , stay in open areas, and don’t get physically too close to people on this day!

Norhan Emad TV Presnter at ALGhad TV channel & Content creator at What's up cairo.

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Mona Zaki Awarded With a Dubai Star

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Stars from across the world have gathered today at a press conference for the opening of ‘The Dubai Stars‘ Walkway, and our own Egyptian talented Mona Zaki has been awarded a star in recognition of her outstanding career.

The Dubai Stars recognizes the world’s highest achievers in a walk-able tribute in the city’s Downtown area.

Mona Zaki shared on her official Instagram account a picture with Balqees and Sonam Kapoor, during the Dubai Stars Conference that was held earlier today and another with her award.

 

On the official page of the Dubai Stars, a video was posted explaining the reason behind awarding superstar Mona Zaki, saying “Leading star in the Arab world, won the Best Actress Award at the Murex d’Or, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Congratulations Mona Zaki.”

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Farida Osman and Rana El-Kaliouby Make it to ‘BBC 100 Women 2019’ List

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BBC 100 Women 2019,”is a recently published list by the BBC that sheds the light on the most influential women of the world through highlighting their achievements, in an attempt to answer the question of “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”

The list included 15 names from Arab countries which makes 15% of the list influential Arab women, of those Arabs are two incredibly strong and ambitious Egyptian women, Farida Osman and Rana El Kaliouby. 

Rana El Kaliouby is an Egyptian scientist, and as the co-founder and CEO of the MIT startup Affectiva, she has contributed greatly in the fields of facial expression recognition research and technology development. Her company now has 2 million faces in its repository, which is the world’s largest facial emotion repository.

Farida Osman, the Egyptian swimmer who we have been praising her career since 2017 following her first individual title at the NCAA. The athlete holds the African record in the 50-meter freestyle race and the Egyptian records for the 100-meter freestyle and butterfly races. She never failed to leave us in awe and this year, BBC recognizes Osman for her bronze medal victory at the World Swimming Championship. 

Congratulations to both ladies for landing their rightful places in such a prestigious list, among the world’s most inspiring women!

 

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It’s Official: Bella Hadid Is The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

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Palestinian Supermodel Bella Hadid has officially been declared as the most beautiful woman in the world according to a Harley Street plastic surgeon who used an ancient mathematical formula to prove it.

Dr. Julian De Silva utilized an ancient Greek formula, known as the Golden Ratio of Phi, that was used in the past by the Greeks in measuring beauty and analyzing faces to solve mysteries behind a beautiful face.

Now according to this technique used, Bella Hadid came on top of the list even beating Beyoncé who came in second followed by Gigi Hadid, Katy Perry, Amber Heard, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Cara Delevingne.

According to the calculations done by De Silve, Haidid’s facial proportions were found to be 94.35% ‘accurate’ according the Golden Ratio of Beauty, making her the most beautiful face out of all the celebrities that followed her on the list.

Below is the top 10 most beautiful list:

1. Bella Hadid – 94.35%
2. Beyonce – 92.55%
3. Amber Heard – 91.85%
4. Ariana Grande – 91.81%
5. Taylor Swift – 91.64%
6. Kate Moss – 91.05%
7. Scarlett Johansson – 90.91%
8. Natalie Portman – 90.51%
9. Katy Perry – 90.08%
10.Cara Delevingne – 89.99%

I mean talk about beauty standards, am I right?

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